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Nomination Criteria:

  1. Be of Aboriginal heritage (First Nation, Metis, Inuit)
  2. Be 18 years of age or older
  3. Be substantially involved in the day-to-day operations of the business
  4. Be a wholly-owned or majority-owned Aboriginal business (minimum 51%) operating in Northern Ontario
  5. Be able to provide evidence of the business’ financial performance
  6. Be able to demonstrate high ethical and professional standards
  7. Be able to demonstrate involvement in community
  8. Be able to attend the event to accept their award*

* NADF will cover travel costs for the award recipient(s).

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Youth Entrepreneur: Presented to an Aboriginal Youth, between 18 and 35 years of age, who is successfully operating a business in Northern Ontario.  Business must be in operation for at least two (2) years.

Business Woman: Presented to an Aboriginal businesswoman, 18 years or older, who is successfully operating a business in Northern Ontario. Business must be in operation for a least two (2) years.

Business Man: Presented to an Aboriginal businessman, 18 years or older, who is successfully operating a business in Northern Ontario. Business must be in operation for at least two (2) years.

Partnership: Presented to a business partnership where at least one of the partners is of Aboriginal heritage, is significantly involved in the day-to-day operations of the business, and retains at least 51% ownership in the business.  Business must be in operation for at least two (2) years.

Corporation: Presented to a majority-owned Aboriginal Corporation that is operating in Northern Ontario.  Business must be in operation for at least two (2) years.

New Business: Presented to a majority-owned Aboriginal business that is operating in Northern Ontario.  Business must in operation for a minimum of one (1) year and less than two (2) years.

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